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Jun. 16, 2011
Grantsville Days has once again been set for the last full weekend in June. On Friday, June 24, a parade will begin at 6:45 p.m., coordinated by the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department. Groups interested in being in the parade should contact Duane Stein at 301-895-5297.
Immediately following the parade, a variety of food and craft booths will be featured at the Grantsville Park. New this year will be a Grantsville Lions kettle corn booth, which was recently started to raise money for Lions projects.
Children’s rides and activities will be available throughout the weekend. There will also be entertainment by the Channel Cats and a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. sponsored entirely by First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union.
All events are free of charge to the public, thanks to donations from businesses in the Grantsville and surrounding area. Names of sponsors are shown in the Grantsville Days brochures and posters being displayed at area businesses.
There will be a variety of contests and musical entertainment on Saturday, June 25.
The garden tractor weigh-in will begin at 8 a.m. with the contest starting at 9 a.m. Information about the contest is available by calling Will Shafer at 814-395-5092. The event is being coordinated by the Confluence (Pa.) Fire Department.
The Grantsville Lions will serve barbecued chicken dinners starting at 11 a.m., and there will be a variety of other food items available from local non-profit groups. There are no commercial food booths at Grantsville Days.
The bluegrass group Halftime String Band will perform at noon. There will also be rides for children, and a horseshoe pitching tournament will begin at 1 p.m.
Teal Steel, a steel drum group from Frankford (W.Va.) High School, will perform at 4 p.m., and there will also be children’s games with Jeff Rice at 4 p.m.
A tractor pulling contest will begin at 5 p.m. For more information, persons may contact coordinator Franklin Broadwater at 240-580-7160. The contest will be for stock and hot stock tractors.
The Saturday evening concert will be performed by Girlz in Black Hats starting at 6:30 p.m.
A fireworks display will begin at 10:30 p.m., sponsored by many local businesses.
On Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m., there will be an interdenominational church service in pavilion 3 next to the park pond. It is coordinated by the Grantsville Ministerial Association.
The Grantsville Lions will again serve chicken dinners beginning at 11 a.m., along with the other food vendors. Craft and vendor booths will also be open in the adult softball field.
There will be a Pickup Pulling Contest starting at 2 p.m., also coordinated by Franklin Broadwater. Persons may call 240-580-7160 for more information.
Starting at 2 p.m., there will be special free entertainment by the Fabulous Hubcaps. The concert is free thanks to donations from many local businesses. DJ Jimmy B will perform between the musical groups throughout the weekend and will also provide the sound for the groups.
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